Barrett Mountain

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Barrett Mountain
Barrett Mountain is located in New Hampshire
Barrett Mountain
Barrett Mountain
Location in New Hampshire
Highest point
Elevation 1840+ ft (561+ m) [1]
Prominence 240 ft (73 m) [1]
Listing Mountains of New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°45′42″N 71°54′55″W / 42.7617525°N 71.9153555°W / 42.7617525; -71.9153555Coordinates: 42°45′42″N 71°54′55″W / 42.7617525°N 71.9153555°W / 42.7617525; -71.9153555
Geography
Location New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Parent range Wapack Range
Topo map USGS Peterborough South
Geology
Age of rock 400 million years[citation needed]
Mountain type metamorphic rock
Climbing
Easiest route Wapack Trail

Barrett Mountain is a mountain located in south-central New Hampshire within the Wapack Range of mountains. It lies within the town of New Ipswich and is traversed by the 22-mile (35 km) Wapack Trail. Kidder Mountain is located directly to the north along the Wapack ridgeline; New Ipswich Mountain to the south. The summit of the mountain is mostly wooded. A cross-country ski area occupies the north side of Barrett Mountain.

The east side of the mountain drains into the Souhegan River watershed, to the Merrimack River thence the Atlantic Ocean; the northwest side drains into the Gridley River, to the Contoocook River thence into the Merrimack River; the southwest side drains into the Millers River watershed, to the Connecticut River, thence into Long Island Sound.

References[edit]

  • Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide (1999). Boston: The Appalachian Mountain Club.
  • Flanders, John (1991) Wapack Trail Guide. West Peterborough, New Hampshire: Friends of the Wapack.

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